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Bid Of A Space Tyrant Volume 1 : Refugee (original 1985; edition 1988)

by Piers Anthony

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Title:Bid Of A Space Tyrant Volume 1 : Refugee
Authors:Piers Anthony
Info:Grafton (1988), Edition: paperback / softback, Paperback
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This review is for whole series -- engrossing characters and unfortunately probable world building. Absolutely the plot and the protagonist sucks you right in and goes nonstop through all 6 books.

I am a fan of Piers Anthony; but, reader beware -- this ain't no Xanth. Much more intense situations. "Caligula of the stars" on one of the excerpts is a very apt description for some disturbing portions in series; definitely for adults with actions and memories graphic/explicit as to sex, violence, rape and even child molesting. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This review is for whole series -- engrossing characters and unfortunately probable world building. Absolutely the plot and the protagonist sucks you right in and goes nonstop through all 6 books.

I am a fan of Piers Anthony; but, reader beware -- this ain't no Xanth. Much more intense situations. "Caligula of the stars" on one of the excerpts is a very apt description for some disturbing portions in series; definitely for adults with actions and memories graphic/explicit as to sex, violence, rape and even child molesting. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This review is for whole series -- engrossing characters and unfortunately probable world building. Absolutely the plot and the protagonist sucks you right in and goes nonstop through all 6 books.

I am a fan of Piers Anthony; but, reader beware -- this ain't no Xanth. Much more intense situations. "Caligula of the stars" on one of the excerpts is a very apt description for some disturbing portions in series; definitely for adults with actions and memories graphic/explicit as to sex, violence, rape and even child molesting. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This review is for whole series -- engrossing characters and unfortunately probable world building. Absolutely the plot and the protagonist sucks you right in and goes nonstop through all 6 books.

I am a fan of Piers Anthony; but, reader beware -- this ain't no Xanth. Much more intense situations. "Caligula of the stars" on one of the excerpts is a very apt description for some disturbing portions in series; definitely for adults with actions and memories graphic/explicit as to sex, violence, rape and even child molesting. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
In this third installment of the Space Tyrant biography, our hero, Hope Hubris, gets kidnapped and memory-wiped in an effort to cause him to lose the election for President of Jupiter. Of course, the plot fails and Hope wins the popular election for President. Of course, nothing's ever quite that easy for our hero...

Unfortunately, Piers starts to fall into his old ways again. There's a few pages of interesting banter and back-and-forth between Thorley and Hope. Then things start to devolve. Piers replicates the USA on Jupiter but instead of providing real state names the states are referred to by their mottos: Florida == Sunshine; California == Golden; New Hampshire == Granite. And then within Sunshine, Piers mangles the city names: Ami for Miami, Hassee for Tallahassee, Ybor for... something. I still haven't figured that out. And then there's Ganymede with it's Jupiterian base called Tanamo - for Guantanamo. It's that kind of shortcut taking that frustrates me about the later books in Piers' series. He starts off with a relatively good concept and then gets lazy with it and falls back to his old Xanth-like ways. He did that with the Incarnations of Immortality, the Adept Series, and the Space Tyrant series.

Of course, I'll finish off the series but my hopes are fading quickly.... ( )
  helver | Oct 14, 2011 |
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This is the third in the series BIO OF A SPACE TYRANT, featuring the stages in the life of Hope Hubris, the Tyrant of Jupiter, and his beloved sister Spirit.

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